Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Armchair Novel Review - Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman

an Alex Delaware Novel
by Jonathan Kellerman
Hardcover, 336 pages
Also available as an abridged audio CD, unabridged audio CD, abridged audiobook download, unabridged audiobook download, eBook and in large print trade paperback.

Jonathan Kellerman has been titled "Master of Psychological Suspense" and he comes by this epithet honestly. He is a doctor of psychology and brings his unique insight to the human mind into his mystery novels.

In Mystery, Alex Delaware and his wife Robin are saddened to see their favourite L.A. drinking establishment is closing down for good. Deciding to go for one last Sidecar before the wrecking ball arrives, they settle down to people watch in the now stripped-down hotel. One lone beauty stands out from the rest in her classic era Hollywood attire and aura of melancholy. They are unable to figure her out, and entranced by her performance as she seems to be waiting for someone who never comes.

Two days later Lieutenant Milo Sturgis and Alex Delaware are looking down at her mutilated body.

Detective and psychologist and, most importantly, friends - Milo and Alex work together to solve this brutal and increasingly complex murder.

They work well together with excellent repartee, and the book reads like a favourite mystery show. A very enjoyable whodunnit that will keep you reading, and guessing, til the very end.